Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 636,445
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1429.38 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 S $20 MS obverse 1859 S $20 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1859 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1800 1880 1930 2000 2575 3500 4000 4325 6350 10200 19500 27000 66500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8150 - 25000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 919
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1123592001011622061389127--------919
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-------123------------6
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Total--1123592001021642091389127--------925
 --0 %0 %2 %6 %22 %11 %18 %23 %15 %1 %1 %1 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/17/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0859, 859/Lot# 1897 $501.13
1/30/2011 NGC AU 50   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2220 $2,645.00
2/12/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36005 $2,915.00
8/8/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 5193 $6,462.50
1/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7062 $2,232.50
2/3/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4823 $2,585.00
3/28/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6307 $6,462.50
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 5998 $28,200.00
4/26/2017 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1254/Lot# 8407 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base192823682417244825852781288532603545388544995922731787681084115570245873918462967101940104711107537
2075238424272494265028163010335536584090497363877801945912417185762945347112759581028641056530
00000030103355365840904973638778019459124171857629453471127595810286400
000000313534503772429454486852828410150139942158134318550398894910378700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Grandman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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